Support Nonprofits on Giving Tuesday and Beyond
Monday, November 26, 2018
November 27 is Giving Tuesday, a day where people throughout our community, and the world, donate to the causes they are passionate about. This is a global day of giving. Unlike shopping holidays like Black Friday that focus on consumerism, this day is all about giving back to the community.
Giving Tuesday encourages us to look beyond the busyness of the holiday season and to consider those in our community who may need our help and support, along with the charities that are bridging the gap for those in need.
Reasons to Support Local Nonprofits
Nonprofits are an important part of our local and national economy. In fact, they represent 5 percent of our GDP. Nationally, nonprofits create over 14 million jobs and pay around $635 billion in annual wages. This is remarkable, but it is only part of the story.
In addition to creating jobs, local charities and nonprofit organizations do a lot to support our quality of life. While not always realized in economic gains, their impact is felt in our strong sense of community. They help to make Minnesota a great place to live and raise a family. Plus, local charities ensure that if anyone in our community needs a little help, someone is there to lend a hand.
Other benefits of supporting local charities include:
- Teaching children the importance of generosity
- Getting a tax deduction
- Giving feels good!
Celebrate Giving, Bring About Change
By celebrating giving, we celebrate the power of our community members to bring about change. Every dollar donated to local nonprofits on Giving Tuesday is money that is staying within our communities and working to directly help our friends and neighbors.
For 50 years, Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment (RMCEP) has been improving the lives of Minnesotans in north central and west central Minnesota. We are a leader in workforce development services, preparing people of all ages for employment opportunities and self-sufficiency.
RMCEP serves about 7,000 clients each year with an average of over 80,000 visits to the eight workforce centers located within our service area. The current return on investment for our programming is $1.90 for ever $1 spent. Please consider supporting our mission with a donation on Giving Tuesday or before the end of the year.
RMCEP is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Electronic donations can be made here. Checks can be made payable to Rural Minnesota CEP and mailed to: Rural Minnesota CEP Inc, PO Box 1108, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502-1108.